The Northern Barents Sea is warming dramatically

The Northern Barents Sea is warming dramatically

The northern Barents Sea is an Arctic warming hotspot, says Sigrid Lind with the Marine Research Institute in Tromsø, Norway. The area is changing...
With warming temperatures, Canada’s Arctic glaciers are melting faster

With warming temperatures, Canada’s Arctic glaciers are melting faster

Most of Canada’s Arctic glaciers are shrinking — and some are already gone.A survey of 1,773 glaciers across northern Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada...
Russia’s East Siberian Sea is the most dangerous for Arctic shipping

Russia’s East Siberian Sea is the most dangerous for Arctic shipping

The risk for ship accidents varies across the Arctic waters of the Northern Sea Route and a recent study found the East Siberian Sea...
For a longtime Arctic guide, once-pristine Svalbard is becoming ‘a rubbish dump’

For a longtime Arctic guide, once-pristine Svalbard is becoming ‘a rubbish...

“This is what I found during a short 200-meter walk along the shoreline of Sorgfjorden on the north coast of Spitsbergen,”Mats Forsberg tells the...
Unmanned ‘saildrones’ are headed to the Arctic for science

Unmanned ‘saildrones’ are headed to the Arctic for science

To better understand chemical and ecological changes in the Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea and Arctic Ocean, scientists have launched a small fleet...
The largest ever international Arctic research project is underway

The largest ever international Arctic research project is underway

The largest international Arctic research project to be undertaken, the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) project, was kick-started last...
The Arctic Ocean’s ice-free season could extend into fall

The Arctic Ocean’s ice-free season could extend into fall

Arctic sea ice could vanish not just in the summer but also in the fall by this century if global warming continues on its...
For the fourth year in a row, a seabird die-off is underway in Alaska

For the fourth year in a row, a seabird die-off is...

Dead seabirds have again been found turning up on Bering Strait region beaches, making this the fourth consecutive year with unusual die-offs in coastal...
First beluga whale sanctuary in Iceland to welcome new arrivals next year

First beluga whale sanctuary in Iceland to welcome new arrivals next...

Two beluga whales will set off from an aquarium in China to a secluded bay in Iceland next year, where they will live in...
Sea ice loss is poised to dramatically change the Barents Sea ecosystem

Sea ice loss is poised to dramatically change the Barents Sea...

Sea ice retreat has been a well-documented consequence of climate change in the Arctic. Now, a new study projects that a related change could...